The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence.

Della Lewis of the RCMP Forensic Laboratory and Detective Jerry Sobchyshyn of the Edmonton Police Service designed a course for police studies at Grant MacEwan University that combines their policing and forensic expertise. The award recognises their contribution to counterfeit deterrence through these educational efforts, as well as in all aspects of the work they do – forensics, intelligence analysis and collaborative partnerships. The winners were honoured at the annual Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Calgary, Alberta.

This award, which has been presented since 2004, recognizes the outstanding achievements of criminal justice professionals and educators involved in the prevention and deterrence of bank note counterfeiting in Canada.

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A photo from the award ceremony is available on Flickr.